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What are the The Best 1980s & 1990s Movies? Do you find yourself asking if the movies we loved while growing up were really that good? Have you caught yourself thinking, “why don’t make movies like they use to?” Can you still remember spending your Friday Nights searching for the perfect movie rental at Blockbuster Video? Do you know what Blockbuster Video is? If you answered yes, then this is the podcast for you! Website: http://shatthemovies.com/the-best-80s-90s-movies/ Email: hosts@shatthemovies.com

What are the The Best 1980s & 1990s Movies? Do you find yourself asking if the movies we loved while growing up were really that good? Have you caught yourself thinking, “why don’t make movies like they use to?” Can you still remember spending your Friday Nights searching for the perfect movie rental at Blockbuster Video? Do you know what Blockbuster Video is? If you answered yes, then this is the podcast for you! Website: http://shatthemovies.com/the-best-80s-90s-movies/ Email: hosts@shatthemovies.com

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What are the The Best 1980s & 1990s Movies? Do you find yourself asking if the movies we loved while growing up were really that good? Have you caught yourself thinking, “why don’t make movies like they use to?” Can you still remember spending your Friday Nights searching for the perfect movie rental at Blockbuster Video? Do you know what Blockbuster Video is? If you answered yes, then this is the podcast for you! Website: http://shatthemovies.com/the-best-80s-90s-movies/ Email: hosts@shatthemovies.com

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English


Episodes

The Color of Money (1986)

5/11/2021
Some say Paul Newman is the greatest actor of all time. Some say Martin Scorsese is the greatest director of all time. And some say "The Color of Money" is his greatest film. We are not those people. But the Shat Crew is mature enough to appreciate a film with sets you can smell, jaw-dropping performances, and the magic of a young Tom Cruise. In this edition, we discuss how "The Color of Money" influenced other gambling movies ("Rounders," anyone?) and brought out Dick Ebert's inner...

Duration:01:02:35

Back to The Beach (1987)

5/7/2021
Bust out your surfboards and Stunned Mullets, we're going "Back to The Beach" with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello! This 1987 parody of '60s movies packed in appearances from OJ Simpson, PeeWee Herman, the casts of "Leave It to Beaver" and "Gilligan's Island," Dick Dale, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and the "two dollars" kid from "Better Off Dead." This edition of Shat The Movies explores the importance of following through on threats, deal breakers in dating, Big D's mall walking, and East...

Duration:01:05:35

Happy Gilmore (1996)

5/4/2021
We owe you an apology. In more than 200 movies, Shat The Movies somehow neglected to select a film starring Adam Sandler. Listener Steve W. decided to make things right by commissioning the 1996 golf comedy classic "Happy Gilmore." Hot on the heels of "Billy Madison," this cameo-filled gut-buster hit the ground running without wasting a minute, made us question what it means to be a winner, championed the everyman, and was endlessly quotable. Who doesn't love to hate Shooter McGavin? Who...

Duration:00:57:16

Innerspace (1987)

4/26/2021
The '80s gave us two major movies about shrinkage: "Honey, I Shrunk The Kids" and "Innerspace." The former was a wholesome, heartwarming, at times tragic tale of a family sticking together to survive. The latter—a sci-fi jumble of sexy Dennis Quaid, overly complicated tech, annoying Martin Short, and for some reason, a rabbit— is what we're reviewing today. "Innerspace" mixed impressive visual effects that gave us all warm fuzzies as we recalled our days at the science museum. And the...

Duration:00:52:05

Purple Rain (1984)

4/21/2021
We dedicate this episode to The Purple One on the fifth anniversary of his death. And we celebrate “Purple Rain,” a film he made early in his career that encapsulated his essence like a sexy horcrux. This podcast has it all: snakes with hands, David Lee Roth, Morris Day, on-screen fingering, and a very confused Dick Ebert. The Shat Crew navigates some thorny issues on this one, including domestic abuse, the lyrics to “Darling Nikki,” and how the hell “Sex Shooter” was ever...

Duration:01:10:44

Dirty Work (1998)

4/13/2021
Long ago, Roger and Gene begged Shat Nation to commission one of their all-time favorite '90s comedies: "Dirty Work." Heeding the call, listener Jack stepped up and demanded Norm Macdonald have his day in the sun. Today is that day. But things have turned dark for ol' Norm since his one big shot back in 1998. The world has changed. Humor has changed. Artie Lange's nose has changed. Can a movie filled with gay jokes, hooker jokes, jail rape jokes, and hidden-fish jokes still make us laugh?...

Duration:01:07:00

Dazed and Confused (1993)

4/6/2021
Alright, alright, alright — it's time for the movie that put Matthew McConaughey on the map, turned Ben Affleck into a bully, and taught us all to sizzle like bacon. "Dazed and Confused" gave us a '90s indie movie look at 1976 with a drop-dead-gorgeous cast, hot muscle cars, and one-liners that made their way into all of our lives. This episode taught the Shat Crew a lot about ass-paddlings, high school sororities, and Texas sports culture. And it reminded us of magical keggers, the older...

Duration:01:08:52

Mortal Kombat (1995)

4/2/2021
Before you watch the 2021 remake of "Mortal Kombat," test your might (and intestinal fortitude) with the 1995 original. The Shat Crew settles all the big Mortal Kombat questions: Is Scorpion better than Sub Zero? What exactly are the tournament rules? Where did they find these costumes? And is there tea bagging in Outworld? While Ash praises the thumping soundtrack, Gene gripes about the laughable martial arts, and Big D searches in vain for justice. We also talk trust falls, Christopher...

Duration:01:00:34

The Hunt for Red October (1990)

3/30/2021
Enough with the comedies! Let’s get back to naval warfare, the threat of nuclear annihilation, and a time when Jack Ryan was played by a young Alec Baldwin. It’s time to dive deep into the Shatty Sea for the Sean Connery masterpiece "The Hunt for Red October." Dramas tend to age horribly, but there’s something special about this Cold War mix of politics, personal vendettas, epic music, minimalist set designs, and absurdly agile submarines. Plus, any war movie that keeps Ash’s attention,...

Duration:01:07:11

The Full Monty (1997)

3/23/2021
Man, "feel good" movies sure have changed since 1997. Back then, all you needed was an economically depressed English town, a nasty divorce, body dysmorphia, erectile dysfunction, and attempted to suicide to create a happy-time blockbuster film like "The Full Monty." Listener Mike H. commissioned this one from across the pond, giving the Shat Crew the chance to discuss Pulp, male strippers, Arsenal, universal basic income, healthy depictions of homosexuality, and the beauty of...

Duration:01:11:02

The Cannonball Run (1981)

3/16/2021
When listener James commissioned "The Cannonball Run," we had no idea it would be the podcast episode that launched a dozen new Shat The Movies catchphrases: Boobtastic, Optibra, Gene Lyons Nest Thermostat. This ensemble road-race movie had one goal in mind: laughs. And it delivered like a 100 mph Hollywood Squares orgy. In the end, Ash drooled for Burt Reynolds, Gene was reminded of his uncle's rich scent, and Big D valiantly attempted to explain the Captain USA joke. We also found a new...

Duration:01:09:31

My Science Project (1985)

3/9/2021
When it comes to your 200th movie, you can't just go with any old motion picture. You need something mid-80s with a time-traveling teen, a cool car, a wacky scientist, dangerous enemies, and an awkward romance. That's why Shat The Movies is proud to celebrate its bicentennial with everyone's favorite 1985 time machine movie: "My Science Project." The shat flies fast and furious as we talk about overused nerd tropes, a psychotic Dennis Hopper, adolescent terrorism, T-Rex abuse, and abysmal...

Duration:01:03:56

Empire Records (1995)

3/2/2021
What happens when the dad of the podcast is confronted with the rebellious teen of '90s coming-of-age movies? Will Big D spank "Empire Records," or will this record-store comedy remind him of what it was to be a shoplifting adolescent? Listener Jen D. added to her list of sterling commissions with the movie that gave us Rex Manning Day, scandalous miniskirts, horrible dancing, and a soundtrack that included Better Than Ezra, Cracker, and The Gin Blossoms. The romances and struggles took Ash...

Duration:01:08:36

The Final Countdown (1980)

2/23/2021
This episode is cursed. You've been warned. It killed Ash's Internet access, froze all of Texas, put Big D in the hospital, and aged Gene another 40 years. Do you really want to risk it all to hear The Shat Crew talk about Kirk Douglas' cool, Martin Sheen's hair, bootstrap paradox, the lethality of flare guns, Japanese fighter planes, and Navy dress standards? Understand that pressing play is a gamble. What you'll gain is questionable maritime knowledge, even more questionable escape...

Duration:01:04:11

True Lies (1994)

2/16/2021
Years of Shat The Movies debate were finally settled this week when Ash, Big D, and Gene carefully studied the Jamie Lee Curtis striptease in "True Lies." The song playing in the background wasn't "Leave Your Hat On" or "Cream." Ash was right: It's "Alone in the Dark." This Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron team-up was the first movie with a $100 million budget, reinvigorated Tom Arnold's career, and might be Bill Paxton's greatest role. The Shat Crew discusses shitty husbands,...

Duration:01:09:39

Species (1995)

2/9/2021
Boobs. "Species" is a movie about boobs: great boobs, alien boobs, killer boobs, gooey boobs. But the 1995 movie that introduced the world to Natasha Henstridge is so much more. It made Ash and Big D sympathize with a killer alien. It made Michael Madsen try to be an action star. And it turned Gene Lyons into a sci-fi lawyer. In this edition, we put on our lab coats and dissect the mating habits and menstrual discharge of human hybrids, debate whether inviting a lady to shower is polite or...

Duration:01:09:17

Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead (1991)

2/2/2021
We all remember Christina Applegate as the ditzy Kelly Bundy from TV's "Married with Children," but people often forget she did '90s movies, too. Before starring in "Anchorman" and "Bad Moms," a young Applegate went dark and quirky with "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead." Commissioner Brad N. told the Shat Crew to do its worst on this comedy, not knowing it was an Ash Schlafly favorite and just wild enough to entertain Gene. The big question: What will Big D say? There's a lot to love...

Duration:01:05:03

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

1/26/2021
Jim Carrey scored a perfect 0 Wipe Score with "Dumb and Dumber" and almost did it again with "Cable Guy." Can "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" keep the streak alive? Find out why Ace's look gets Ash worked up. Learn about proper dolphin stewardship from Gene. And reminisce with Big D about Super Bowl XXV as the Shat Crew explores the one-liners, physical comedy, and a surprising abundance of sexual situations that made this 1994 comedy a classic. We also delve into "The Crying Game," how the...

Duration:01:00:06

Tequila Sunrise (1988)

1/19/2021
Ash makes Shat The Movies history as we motorboat our way through a star-studded film with the coolest movie poster of 1988: "Tequila Sunrise." This is a serious movie with serious cops who seriously love peanuts and throwing coffee while sleeping with witnesses and chatting on gigantic walkie-talkies. We've got saxophones, sunsets, swing sets, and more twists than a bowl of Olive Garden spaghetti. In this episode commissioned by listener Rachel C., Gene decodes the noises old Iranian...

Duration:01:08:20

The Silence of The Lambs (1991)

1/12/2021
When we think of the best '90s horror movies, we think of "It," "Event Horizon," "Jacob's Ladder," and "Scream." Nobody ever brings up "The Silence of the Lambs." Maybe they're too scared. This cinematic gamechanger introduced us to the terror Anthony Hopkins could unleash and reminded us just how sharp Jodie Foster's jawline really is. In this brothers' birthday gift to listener Jon R., The Shat Crew settles life-or-death questions, including: Why make a skin dress when a "skin vagina"...

Duration:01:04:35